While the field of data science is not tied directly to Big Data, advances in one tends to produce advances in the other. Big Data increases our ability to harvest and process data, while data science allows us to dig into it for insights.
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I’m Alexandre Passant, and I’m co-founder of Music & Data Geeks. We’re a music-tech company based in Dogpatch Labs Dublin, Ireland. In particular, we’re building seevl, a music meta-data API to help music services make sense of their data, provide recommendations to their users, and more. I’ve been working in
According to a recent article in The Economic Times, Microsoft is assessing the possibility of building its first data centre in India. If the software giants’ plans come to fruition, it will be the first data centre built by a multinational in the country. “We are considering a data centre in
Oxford University have just been given the go-ahead by planning officials to construct a £45m Big Data Institute, thought to be the first of its kind in the world. The Institute will be located at Oxford University’s Old Road Campus; city council’s east area planning approved the plans on Wednesday.
This week saw the publishing of the first major report in the size and breadth of London’s theatre scene. The aim of the report is to provide policymakers with a complete picture of the theatre landscape in Britain’s capital, and some of the headline stats are pretty impressive. The total
Rackspace, one of the leading providers of hybrid clouds, yesterday announced the launch of a summer school programme to train PhD students in using big data technologies. The programme – dubbed Science to Data Science (S2DS) — will be organised in partnership with KPMG, Hortonworks, Royal Mail, and Importio, among
Palantir, a big data company whose clientele includes the US Army and several government agencies, has been busy this week. They’ve announced the purchase of two startups, Poptip and Propeller. Palantir’s exact motivations for these acquisitions remain nebulous. Tuesday saw the announcement of the Poptip acquisition. Poptip is a social
Press Release: Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the launch of the Red Hat ARM Partner Early Access Program to enhance partner collaboration and facilitate partner-initiated system designs based on the 64-bit capable ARMv8-A architecture that include Red Hat software. The program will
Open data is becoming an increasingly powerful tool; especially when it has cloud resources and analytics tools from industry leaders to back it up. Recent years have seen complex datasets on social media emotion expression, genomics, and even human history in its entirety released to the public. In light of
In a recent piece on the New York Times, Harvard’s Dr. Mullainathan talks about investigating claims of planned obsolescence in iPhone models – slowing down older models as updates appear. Looking at Google trends data, Laura Trucco, a Ph.D. student in Economics at Harvard, revealed that the worldwide searches for
In Taiwan, the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and Fujitsu have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, that will see the two organisations building a cloud-based analytics platform and nurture talent in computational sciences. The MOU was signed by NCKU’s President, Dr. Hwung-Hweng Hwung and CEO of Futjitsu Taiwan Ikegami Ichirou,